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Sunday December 11, 2022

OIC Secretary General visits Line of Control

Muzaffarabad: Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Hissein Brahim Taha visited the Line of Control to take first hand stock of the suffering of Kashmiris living on both sides of LoC on Sunday.

He also met with victims of cross border shelling and engaged in an interactive discussion to listen to their sufferings.

The Secretary-General of the OIC Hissein Brahim Taha also laid a wreath at the Jammu and Kashmir Monument, built in memory of Kashmiri martyrs and their struggle.

The OIC chief, who was on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir along with his delegation, paid his respects and offered Fateha for the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the Kashmir cause.

Taking place at the invitation of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, this is his first country visit since assuming office in November 2021.

The Muslim world body always raised voice against the Indian atrocities in IIOJK and supported the right to self-determination of Kashmiris as per UN resolutions.

In the 48th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) held in Islamabad in March this year, the Muslim world body had adopted a joint action plan on Kashmir issue. Under the plan, the OIC countries agreed to raise the Kashmir issue in their bilateral engagements with India and underscore respect for the fundamental human rights of the Kashmiri people, as well as lend support to monitor human rights violations in the IIOJK.

On May 16, 2022, OIC General Secretariat expressed deep concern over India’s attempts to redraw the electoral boundaries of the IIOJK altering the demographic structure of the territory and violating the rights of the Kashmiri people.

The OIC in a strongly worded statement condemned the Indian illegal move in IIOJK which is an internationally accepted disputed territory. The “delimitation” exercises are in direct contravention of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and international law, including the 4th Geneva Convention.

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